The Belgium international has long been linked with a move to the La Liga giants and revealed earlier this year that he has already “made a decision” over his future.
El Mundo Deportivo (opens in new tab) believe that Hazard is Los Merengues’ top target for the summer market, with coach Zinedine Zidane having expressly requested the Blues forward.
This comes after a report from France Football earlier this week which said the Bernabeu side were preparing a world record €280m (around £238m) move for Mbappe.
Spanish media don’t believe this to be the case and say that Hazard remains the most likely option as Madrid’s showcase summer signing.
The 28-year-old has scored 13 goals in 29 Premier League appearances for Chelsea this season.
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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.
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